The Esplanade is a mixed-use destination situated on the Ohio riverfront of Pittsburgh’s North Side. The development transforms several underutilized industrial brownfield sites into a transit-oriented district focused on sustainable and resilient development. Connecting the city to the riverfront, Esplanade will offer an urban cosmopolitan lifestyle and amenities representative of a world-class locale for visitors and locals alike.
Esplanade will feature year-round amenities that energize the site 24 hours a day – new streets, plazas and open spaces will guide people through the development and down to an activated riverfront. Along the river, they will enjoy an array of amenities, including a vibrant public destination with a four-season open space – the Pavilion, an amphitheater, a summer splash park that converts to an ice skating during the winter, a full marina with watersport offerings, and a revamped section of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. A climate-controlled Ferris Wheel will be perched over the river with dramatic views to one of Pittsburgh’s prominent features, the fountain at the Point.
The development includes 480 apartments, 105 residential condominiums, a 225-key full-service hotel, boutique retail, and restaurants, community-oriented stores, an aquarium, integrated parking structures, and a 265,000 SF life science office tower that strategically choreograph together on-site to create a landmark waterfront development for the Pittsburgh area and region.